Most people find being under investigation by police officers intimidating. Unfortunately, this allows some law enforcement officials to take advantage of their authority when investigating a case. If you are under investigation – as a suspect or as a witness – and are being harassed, investigated or put under surveillance by police without sufficient reason, it could be a violation of your rights.
At The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, I have experience protecting clients who have become targets of criminal investigations. Whether you are a suspect, a witness, or a person of interest, I will fight to protect your privacy and your constitutional rights.
My investigations practice includes a variety of areas, including general law enforcement investigations, attorney general investigations, grand jury investigations, administrative law investigations and criminal investigations related to financial or white collar crimes, tax fraud, corporate fraud, Social Security fraud or other offenses. Contact us now for a free consultation.
If you are under investigation by law enforcement, a grand jury, or a New York State agency, they may contact you by mail, appear at your home, ask you to report to a sheriff’s office, law enforcement headquarters, agency office or courthouse.
Even if you believe you are not a target of the investigation, you should have an attorney to advise you of your rights. Most people do not have a detailed understanding of criminal liability and may expose themselves to criminal charges, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, accessory offenses, or conspiracy claims. Or, you may simply become nervous and sign documents that you do not fully understand. The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC can intervene on your behalf and prevent any action that may have an impact on your future.
Whether you are charged with a crime or are under investigation, you have the right not to speak with the police. An experienced criminal investigation attorney can help you understand your rights with respect to investigations and help you cooperate with law enforcement while protecting your rights. This will prevent misunderstandings, misinformation and, potentially, false criminal charges.